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All Day Two Day Festival
APRIL 21-22

FAIR PARK
FREE ADMISSION


Earth Day Dallas features two days of engaging exhibits, compelling speakers, music, entertainment, food and fun for everyone. Join us April 21-22, 2012 in Fair Park to see how you can make a difference.
Mission:  Learn. Grow.

Celebrate Earth Day at this fun festival with exhibits, speakers, films, music, food & more focused on making a positive impact on our environment.

The heart of the festival is the Eco Expo, and exhibitors will use their presence to promote their achievements as green leaders, and teach attendees how to take environmentally responsible action by better utilizing available resources, switching to eco-friendly products, or joining their organizations.

In addition to the Eco Expo, attendees will have a number of educational entertainment options, which will include:

Start the new year right with a one-mile hike with a park ranger. This guided hike is welcome to all ages. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a bottle of water.

Meet at Duck Pond Trailhead. 

Regular park admission fees apply. No additional charge for activity participation.

Join a Park Ranger for a guided hike to learn about the history of St. Nick and the value of prairie land.This guided hike is welcome to all ages. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and bring a bottle of water.

Meet at Duck Pond Trailhead.

Regular park admission fees apply. No additional charge for activity participation.

Guided hike at Spring Creek Forest Preserve with Master Birder Reba Collins. We will look for our late fall residents. Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars. If it has been raining, mud boots are appropriate.

Make fabric picture postcards with recycle artist VET. Participants will choose from a selection of postcard images and then create a fabric collage that reflects the same colors and style. All supplies provided. Everyone will complete a postcard-sized fabric collage. No experience needed. This is a free art workshop provided by Lochwood Branch Library Friends.

Learn about the owls found in North Texas! Great kids activities! Raptor program at 10 a.m. followed by a guided hike through a Blackland Prairie. Fun for all ages. $5 adults, $3 for kids 3-12, under 3 is free.

Learn about creatures of the night (moths/owls) at this family-friendly event. We will attract and identify moths, investigate owl pellets and offer nature crafts and games. Our nature store will be open for shopping. Free for members, $5 for non-members, ages 2+.

Family friendly holiday event featuring holiday lights and decor on the half-mile nature trail. Live music, photos with Father Christmas and Mother Nature in a festive setting. Hot beverages and treats will be available for purchase.

Tickets at the door are $5-$9. (Children 2 and under are free.) Save $2 per ticket by purchasing tickets online from Nov. 3 through Dec. 13. The public is also welcome to purchase event tickets as gifts.

Join GROW, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and the Down Syndrome Partnership of North Texas for a free event where families will explore the Backyard Veggie Garden and all of its fall features. Participate in activities and games, get messy while dissecting pumpkins and planting seeds, and listen to Story Time with Carlos and Bella. This day will be full of inspiring and engaging activities led by GROW educators and a special activity for the DSPNT families and friends is all a part of the fun.

 

Guests can enjoy strolling through the nationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village and surrounding displays featuring 90,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash and breathtaking fall color throughout the 66-acre garden. Themed "The Adventures in Neverland," the Pumpkin Village takes guests on a journey through Neverland in the Pecan Grove. 

Guests can enjoy trick-or-treating throughout the garden, live music, face painting from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and live appearances from "The Adventures in Neverland" characters all weekend long.

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